SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- New grocery store California Fresh Market opened November 9th, replacing the old Albertsons/Haggen store on 767 Foothill Boulevard. The store features a special technology: Shoppers who download the California Fresh Market app get to skip checkout lines using their phones.
Here's how it works. Shoppers download the California Fresh Market app on their Android or iPhone. The app lets shoppers scan items' barcodes to add them to their purchase, and works for produce as well. Shoppers can keep track of their running total while they browse and see specials and other information. When it's time to checkout instead of getting in line shoppers scan a QR code at the front of the store. Payment happens on the phone via credit card or ApplePay and they're good to go. (Of course, purchasing alcohol still requires an ID check, and the store checks a certain percentage of purchases to ensure accuracy.)
The technology is provided by mobile developer FutureProof Retail. While similar mobile self scanning technology has appeared in various tests and forms elsewhere, San Luis Obispo's California Fresh Market will be the first store in the world to incorporate such technology from opening day, offering San Luis Obispans the ability to skip the line and checkout on their phones.
"I have been on a 20 year quest to have in-store shopping," Co-owner Alfred Holzheu said, "and FutureProof has finally done it!"
About California Fresh Market: California Fresh Market has an impeccable reputation for providing quality local products and representing independent grocers as one of the the most innovative leaders in the industry. California Fresh Market is owned by Alfred Holzheu, Greg King, and Sean Walwick. California Fresh Market operates three California stores, CFM in Solvang and San Luis Obispo, and El Rancho Market in Pismo. They are part of the Independent Grocer Association.
About FutureProof Retail: Established and based in New York, NY, FPR is comprised of award-winning software engineers and business developers. FutureProof Retail was founded by a group of impatient shoppers, and brings a unique focus to ease of use in mobile self scanning systems. The FPR-team's expertise in past endeavors has earned significant accolades in the AppStore and across a variety of industries. For more information, please visit www.futureproofretail.com.
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